Digidol Launch – a day of digital delights!
You are cordially invited to attend Span Art’s launch for our new digital arts project Span Digidol at Canolfan Hermon, Glogue, SA36 0DT on Thursday 18th October 10 am – 5 pm
Span is delighted to receive a funding boost of £92,000 from two public bodies: Arwain Sir Benfro’s LEADER programme administered by PLANED, and The Arts Council of Wales to develop a new way of delivering cultural services to rural communities across the whole of Pembrokeshire over the next two years using innovative, creative and inclusive forms of digital technology.
Span Digidol is a highly participatory project designed to enhance lives and connect people with one another and the places we inhabit. The project will bring digital technology to the doorsteps of Pembrokeshire folk, combining amazing innovations with everyday objects and experiences that are accessible for everyone.
Our launch is an opportunity to hear more about it and contribute to the evolution of the project. Artists, technologists and members of the public are all invited to come along and be inspired by talks and demos and play with some hands-on technology, guided by artists Gemma Green-Hope, Penny Jones and Stefhan Caddick all of whom use the digital realm to make or enhance their work. We have some great ideas for projects and Emma Posey, founder and Director of the network bloc will be facilitating informal discussions around this – we want to hear what you think and what you would like to see happen! See Below for biographies of all the participating artists.
We are also looking for an enthusiastic team of digital volunteers of all ages who have digital skills that they want to share to enhance people’s lives.
The event is free and includes lunch and teas / coffees, but please book following the link below to ensure your place and for us to know who’s coming. https://span-arts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873595693
Biographies of presenters
Dr Emma Posey has an academic and artistic background in creative technology, establishing bloc – a Wales-based arts organisation. Emma has initiated many projects, including local Maker Faires, focusing on co-thinking and ‘out-of-the-box’ technology. She has worked with a number of arts-organisations as a Creative Associate such as initiating Air Lab for Peak, based in Crickhowell as well as creating forums for shard idea development. A keen educator, she recently worked at Fairfield High School, Peterchurch where she taught Computer Science and Design Technology to 11 to 16 years olds. Emma has experience of coordinating the delivery of third-mission Technology-focused activity in University settings with Technocamps based in Wales and is currently Programme Lead for Ingenuity Studio, an engagement programme at NMiTE (New Model for Technology and Engineering), Hereford’s university project.
Stefhan Caddick is a Wales-based artist who works in video, installation and performance. His practice is often a collaborative engagement that sources its materials from institutions, communities and individuals.
Stefhan will be introducing his practice of ‘deep listening’ – listening (electronically, mechanically and physically) as a way to think differently about place and how we experience them.
penny d jones
Penny’s practice has evolved from early painting and drawing which explored the idea of journeying. Using video and sound her work has moved on to explore ideas around the Welsh language and women’s opinions. She is using Bare Conductive as a way to connect these women’s ideas to objects and create interactive and tactile audio experiments. This then developed into an interactive quilt illustrating women’s work and made from recycled material of different textures.
Gemma Green Hope
Gemma works primarily in animation and film, using a combination of stop motion, hand drawn animation and photography. She often incorporates documentary and community engagement into her work.
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